Post-doctoral fellow Daphne McRae is currently working as an intern in the Department of Maternal, Newborn,Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, for July andAugust.

While there, she is providing support for planning and reporting of a meeting aimed to identify globalresearch priorities in Social, behavorial, and community interventions for maternal, newborn,and child health.

McRae will also help to develop a tool to assess the quality of program information used in WHO guidelinedevelopment. She will also provide support for the preliminary drafting of a protocol for a mega-analysis onsocial accountability, and contributing to the creation of a database cataloguing country-levelprotection measures for the working women in the informal sector.

“Aside from these specific duties, observing how the WHO operates and gaining an understanding of how partners at the global, regional, and national level (e.g. government ministries, universities or other research partners, NGOs) are involved in the work is a tremendous learning opportunity,” she said.